We Need a Few Good Movie Stars

One of my Facebook friends, Stephanie, asked me what actors I’d like to see play my characters in the movie versions of my books. I hasten to add there are no movie versions planned at the moment, but we can fantasize, can’t we? I’d love to know who you think should play some of the roles, and I’ll keep my own ideas to the end. Any characters are fair game, but I’d suggest we try to cast:

Noelle from The Midwife’s Confession, the younger CeeCee Wilkes in The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes (aka The Lost Daughter), Laurel and Marcus from Before the Storm, Maggie from Before the Storm and Secrets She Left Behind, Annie from Keeper of the Light, and Carlynn from The Shadow Wife. 

I’ll be curious to see who you come up with! (PS  from this list, I can tell I need to write more male characters! I’ve got a good one coming in May with The Good Father. Just wait!).





  1. Margo on February 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Definitely Julianne Moore as Annie from ‘Keeper Of The Light’

    • Wanda on February 8, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      I agree!

  2. Alicia Craythorne on February 8, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Maggie for me was always Andi from the Goonies. (Kerri Green apparently).

  3. Amy Wright on February 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Every time I read The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes I always imagine Maggie Gyllanhal (is that how you spell it?) as Cee Cee.

  4. Diane Chamberlain on February 8, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    So interesting how different readers visualize different characters.

  5. Corey Balazowich on February 8, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Kate Winslet as Noelle and Rachel McAdams as Maggie.

  6. Diane Chamberlain on February 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Oh wow. Winslet as Noelle. I can really see it.

  7. Cindy on February 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I think the young Cee Cee should be Saoirse Ronan. Cee Cee was one of my favorite characters…having chosen the young Cee Cee, who do I think should be the older one? I will have to think about that..

  8. Cindy on February 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    The Older Cee Cee…Kate Blanchett…Just saying..

  9. Rosemary Davis on February 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Nicole Kidman as Annie in Keeper of the light

  10. Virginia Pierce on February 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I’d say Annie needs to be someone reeking sexuallity, so I’d go with someone like Angelina Jolie for that, also like Annie, Angelina Jolie is really into charity/helping others out, kind of thing.

    I’d say Russell Crowe for Marcus, although I remember Marcus being blonde? someone like that stature for him, really big and powerful looking.

    Laurel I’d always imagined as the woman who played the Mom on Gilmore Girls, forgot her real life name. (sorry)

    I think Rachel McAdams is awesome as Maggie. Noelle I’d imagine someone wispy, and light, no names come to mind right now though.

  11. Danielle on February 5, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    Oh my goodness, DEFINITELY Alex Kingston as Annie in “Keeper Of The Light”. Without a doubt!

  12. Danielle on February 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Oh and either Poppy Montgomery or Rachelle Lefevre as Lacey 😉

  13. Hailey on February 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Noelle-I’m blanking on what she looks like but I would choose either Jennifer Love Hewitt or Kate Winslet.
    Young CeCe Wilkes-Abigail Breslin or Elle Fanning.
    Laurel-Jennifer Connelly or Jennifer Garner.
    Marcus-Clive Owen or Channing Tatum.
    Maggie-Rachel McAdams.
    Annie-Angelina Jolie seems like a great choice
    Carlynn-Judi Dench or Vanessa Redgrave.

  14. Kylie on February 22, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Laura Leighton as Annie and Bridget Regan as Lacey!!!

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